May 10, 2009

Special Section - Olivia Robertson's Art Gallery

Portrait by Olivia Robertson 9th May, 2009 of her nephew David Durdin-Robertson, Sculptor & Builder, 1952-2009. The other photos are of David's portrait with one of Olivia, aged 16, painted by her sister and artist, Barbara, when aged 19. The portrait of Lawrence Alexander Durdin-Robertson, Co Founder FOI 1920-1994, was painted by Olivia when he was 16 and she was 19!

So all these artists and their work form part of the FOI Muses Symposium.

Olivia sends love and appreciation for all who create a rainbow bridge of Art, spanning the Land of Heart's Desire, Elysium, Tir na nOg, Avalon with our own earth Gaea.

To see all the artwork in this section, please see this page: Special Section

May 1, 2009

Beware the Gang!

Olivia Robertson's Reflections Article:
Beltaine 2009

I was five years old, in a small country town, Reigate, in England. I was dressed for my first day at school. My sister Barbara, my elder and mentor, gave me a serious warning.

“You are only a new girl. When you get there – a girl called Mona will come up to you and be very kind and even kiss you! Look out! She does that to all new girls. But she is Head of a Gang and you’ll be hers. You’ll be lost.”

After this fearsome warning I walked down Reigate Hill with Barbara with trepidation. And sure enough, when I arrived, a big girl – about twelve – came up to me, went on her knees and embraced me. Fortified by my sister’s superior wisdom, I pushed away and turned my back. This was my first step in self-realization…

To read the rest of Olivia's article, please see this page: Beware the Gang!